Youth Counsellor, Newcomer Child and Youth Connections (MAT Leave Coverage)


Full Time


Resettlement and Integration Services


Bachelor or equivalent

Work city:






CCIS’s Newcomer Child and Youth Connections (NCYC) program is searching for a Youth Counsellor to provide maternity leave coverage and is accepting applications from qualified job seekers!

Reporting to our NCYC Team Lead, our Youth Counsellor collaborates with various community partners, such as schools, to support the settlement and integration of Newcomer youth. The Youth Counsellor assists youth in developing their individual capacity by providing educational support and life skills training, and by mobilizing the resources needed to eliminate barriers to inclusion.

This position is a part of the RIS Newcomer Children and Youth Connections program. The staff in this program area collaborate closely to facilitate all of the activities for Newcomer and Refugee youth in our Resettlement and Integration Services division.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicate the services and goals of the program to target populations through community outreach activities such as presentations at community and school events
  • Recruit, retain and empower youth through school-based and extracurricular activities
  • Respond to client needs through the development and implementation of programming for youth
  • Deliver workshops for youth to build cross-cultural understanding and inclusion
  • Organize and facilitate homework club, culture club, workshops, field trips and seasonal camp programs
  • Assess gaps between available services and client needs; refer youth to internal and external resources and programs as needed
  • Enhance youth awareness of community-based educational and recreational resources
  • Liaise with partner schools, community organizations and other CCIS programs
  • Maintain required client documentation to be contributed to quarterly reports and statistical reporting and assist with measuring quality of services
  • Attend staff trainings and meetings as required
  • Other tasks as needed by NCYC Team Lead and/or RIS Manager



  • Post-secondary education in the Social Services field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference to graduates of Social Work, Health Sciences, Recreation, and/or Youth Development
  • Knowledge of the settlement and integration process and previous experience working with Immigrant and Refugee populations is a strong asset
  • Experience, passion and the capability to meaningfully support, engage and empower youth
  • Community liaison and recruitment skills
  • Able to create opportunities for youth to build and enhance their capacity and capabilities, for example, through substantive leadership roles/experience, training, etc.
  • Able to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary, culturally diverse, team environment
  • Able to build relationships and maintain positive healthy rapport with clients, partners, co-workers, and volunteers
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is essential
  • Must have strong critical thinking skills and able to perform duties independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be flexible, organized, reliable, proactive, collaborative, and take initiative
  • Able and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Must have valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • A clear Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Fluency in a second language is an asset


To Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to send resume and cover letter to by Sunday, July 12, 2020. Please include “Application to NCYC Youth Counsellor” in the subject line of your email.

CCIS thanks all applicants, however, only those selected to compete further for this position will be contacted.

CCIS is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Additional Information

CCIS – Who We Are

CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) is a nonprofit organization that provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. Since our inception in 1981, we have been a community leader with solid experience in the design and delivery of comprehensive services for our newest neighbours. We deliver these services through a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-denominational and multi-disciplinary team of professionals who collectively speak over 60 languages.

From airport reception to a first job interview, CCIS’s programs and services have been designed to assist immigrants and refugees through all phases of the settlement and integration process. CCIS is committed to welcoming and serving newcomers of all races, ethnic and national origins, cultural backgrounds and religions, sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.

RIS (Resettlement & Integration Services) division

Our RIS division provides support services that enable Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) to transition to a new life in Calgary. RIS also offers several programs specific to refugee children and youth. RIS programs are designed to: assist in developing the independence of our clients, build capacity within the family structure and enhance our clients’ economic success. Our team of multicultural counselors provide settlement assistance in over 16 languages.



CCIS is proud of our reputation for providing exceptional service to our clients of every nationality, culture and heritage.

We do so with a dedicated team of multi-lingual, multi-denominational staff.

If you would like to join our team, check out our current job postings. If there are no postings, please come back soon for a visit!